Three persons suspected to be members of opposing cult groups have been reportedly killed in cult-related violence in Ilorin metropolis, the Kwara state capital, DAILY POST reports.
This much was disclosed by the spokesman of the state police command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, in Ilorin on Monday.
He assured the residents of Idi-Ape, Gambari, Baboko, and Surulere areas of Ilorin metropolis that “the command is doing all within its powers to put a stop to the recent activities of suspected cultists, which resulted in the death of about three people equally believed to be members of opposing cult groups.”
SP Okasanmi, said “The command has commenced aggressive raids of blackspots, stop-and-search and a total clampdown on motorcycles and tricycles operating outside the time permitted by the law, between 6 am and 9 p.m. daily.
He explained that the measures were in place to mitigate the activities of the deviants.
The command advised parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to avoid areas prone to the activities of cultist groups and also avoid being instruments of havoc in the society.
“Anyone found committing any crime, regardless of any nomenclature, would be arrested and prosecuted,” the command further warned.
“For emergencies and assistance, the command could be reached the following phone numbers, 08126275046 or 07032065901,” it added.